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Get FIT for Computer Science

Together with “Lern- & Lerntechnolgien” I am preparing a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)  “Get FIT for Computer Science” for iMooX.at.

Start date: 05.08.2019
Available in English/German:
Enroll now: https://imoox.at/mooc/go/Info-Fit19

Finally: Luna&Cat at Google Play

You love designing and being creative, and want to share your own app? Choose your main character and a background, add other characters to interact with, create a world around them, and realize your own individual story or game with them. It’s like creating a storyboard for a movie! With Luna&Cat’s intuitive visual programming environment it’s as easy as drawing, writing, or cooking. And as difficult, too!

Find the app on Google Play: https://catrob.at/luna

AirCampus Potcast [German]

Bridge the Gap!

Computer Science is only for men? Not at the TU Graz! The engagement of girls and young women should inspire more female students for technical related degree programs. Bernadette Spieler explains the magic behind Computer Science.

Click here fore the Podcast

Girls Coding Week 2019

Again in summer 2019, TU Graz is hosting the “Girls Coding Week”. During this event, girls between 11 to 14 years old will learn the basics of programming by using our apps Pocket Code or Luna&Cat. Eleven coding units with unplugged activities and challenges will prepare them in realizing their own ideas. Tinkering activities with robotics, Arduino boards, drones, and programmable embroidery machines will be part of the course as well. As a final project, everyone will create their interactive, creative and innovation app. For this course, no programming experiences are needed.

July, 28th – August, 2nd 2019, each day from 9 am to 4 pm
@ Inffeldgasse, TU Graz

Registration: catrob.at/girlsweek

CoderDojo Club @ Graz

Starting in April 2019 members of the Graz IT community will host a CoderDojo club in Graz – once a month (every first Friday of the month): https://www.coderdojograz.com/

CoderDojo is a worldwide concept that offers free coding clubs for children and teenagers. Our first event will be conducted on April, 5th from 16.00 Uhr to 18.00 at Coworking Space Spacelend (Neubaugasse 24, 8020 Graz).

Registration: https://coderdojograz.com/events

Design your own App 2019

 “Design your own app” a “coding for all”- course open for students of all degree programs at KF-Uni Graz: https://catrob/appdesign

IT course offers for children and teenagers Summer 2019: https://www.tugraz.at/tu-graz/services

First Workshops "Code'n'Stitch"

It is important to know what our target group expect and wish in order to create sufficient emproidery patters. Thus, first they are able to draw and search for patterns online. Second, they program them with turtlestitch.

In addition, I performed a gender and diversity workshop for the whole project team (including, F&T, Apflbutzn, and Bits4Kids).

Mini Track call for papers on Gender Sensitive GBL

This year I am chair of a track session on Gender Sensitive Game-based learning at European Conference on Game based Learning. Submit your research and join us in Odense/Denmark in October 2019.

Link: https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecgbl/ecgbl-call-for-papers/ecgbl-mini-tracks/

FH Joanneum Blog Entry

“I want to engage female teenagers in coding.”
December 2019
Link: https://www.fh-joanneum.at/blog/ich-moechte-teenagerinnen-fuer-die-technik-begeistern/

 

Video RemoteMentor project

November 2019
Our Remote Mentor project, funded by NetIdee is coming to an end -> You want to know what this project is about? Check out this new video [in german]!